United Way Co-Chairs Offer Thanks
When the last 2008 issue of At Guelph was published Dec. 3, we predicted the United Way campaign would exceed $480,000. That's the good news we gave United Way area co-ordinators and canvassers at our annual luncheon held to recognize their valuable efforts.
Better still, when the books were finally closed Dec. 12, the 2008 U of G campaign stood at the amazing total of $490,300, more than $50,000 above the goal of $440,000 that was announced at the kickoff in September.
In a year when the downturn in the local economy had the Guelph and Wellington campaign struggling to reach its target of $2.6 million, this tremendous response by the University community went a long way towards helping to reach that overall campaign goal. As a result of your unprecedented generosity, the United Way is able to continue to support a diverse range of programs that will help make life better in 2009 for those in need in our community. Our heartfelt thanks are due to each and every one of you whose contributions helped make this possible.
Jim Atkinson, Jennifer Beehler and Suba Naganathan
Co-chairs, 2008 University of Guelph United Way Campaign
Electronic Version of Newspaper Would Benefit Environment
and Cut Costs
While I was reading “Living Green at U of G,” an article distributed by the Sustainability Office, I glanced over and noticed the most recent issue of At Guelph on my desk.
I enjoy reading about the research and accomplishments of the University and am aware that the electronic version of At Guelph is available online. Is it possible for the University community to receive an e-mail notification with a link to the most recent edition? This would greatly reduce the number of papers printed.
We would not only benefit the environment, but this could also be considered a cost-saving measure that would help the University reduce its expenses.
Brenda Chomiak, CCS Networking Services
Response From the Director: Thank you for this suggestion. Finding ways to benefit the environment, cut costs and continue to provide our community with important and interesting information will be a priority for Communications and Public Affairs in the months ahead. Watch for a totally “green” edition of At Guelph in April to mark Earth Day and for other significant changes in the future.
At Guelph welcomes letters to the editor. They should be limited to 500 words and submitted electronically to Barbara Chance at firstname.lastname@example.org.